February 2, 2013 Zac Unger moved to Churchill, Manitoba, to cover the decline of the polar bear. It was 2008, and the adorable predators had become symbols in the battle over climate change. But the story he ended up writing in his new book was more complicated than he expected.
February 2, 2013 As India and Pakistan inch closer to nuclear war, statistician Sarita teams up with Jaz, who is gay and nominally Muslim, to find her missing husband. Author Manil Suri says he pushed the envelope with his latest novel, the third in a series roughly based on the Hindu trinity.
February 1, 2013 Bruce. Clark. Lois. Dick. What happens when fictional characters hang around long after their given name falls out of common use? Statistics provide a nerdy clue.
February 1, 2013 In Francona, a former Red Sox manager reflects on his years with the team. It debuts at No. 9.
February 1, 2013 Robert Crais' Suspect pairs a grieving cop with a traumatized dog. It debuts at No. 7.
February 1, 2013 At No. 11, Richard Ford's Canada traces the coming-of-age of the son of bank robbers.
February 1, 2013 As 30 Rock comes to an end, Tina Fey's Bossypants hits week 55 on the paperback nonfiction list.
February 1, 2013 NPR's Backseat Book Club takes the yellow brick road back to its origins with L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900.
January 31, 2013 Jean Merrill's classic children's book The Pushcart War explores war, peace and pushcarts on the streets of New York. Author Adam Mansbach writes that the story still resonates. Do you have a favorite children's book that deals with heavy themes? Tell us in the comments.